BOX II. 10 – Biographical - honors and awards
Folder 10 of 18
Honors and awards Dix were granted from around the world.
1a. “Dorothy Dix’ Rose Is Christened.” The Times Picayune, Friday, August
“Doctor of Letters.” The Times Picayune, June 9, 1927.
The above two articles, on the same copied page, have the following hand
written statement. “This Page is Dedicated to our Friend and les-Citizen
Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) of New Orleans.”
2. “Dorothy Dix Is Awarded Honorary Tulane Degree for Literary
Attainment. Dean Butler and Dr. Dinwiddie Pay Glowing Tributes to
Writer.” The Times Picayune, June 9, 1927 (two photo copies).
3. “DOROTHY DIX MADE DOCTOR OF LETTERS,” Oglethorpe University. May 25
 Atlanta, Ga.
4. “Dorothy Dix is made a doctor of laws by Tulane University and is
worthy of her degree.” The name Brisbane is hand written on the paper
the article is attached to, ns, nd.
5. “Doctor ‘Dorothy Dix,’ Tulane University …honor to a Southern woman
of letters…,” ns., nd.
6. “DOROTHY DIX HONORED BY TULANE UNIVERSITY. Famous woman writer, who
in private life is …honorary degree of doctor of letters” [Atlanta
Journal] Handwritten note: Mrs. Gilmer: Here’s one we put over. Signed
by Yorke.” Photo of Dix at her desk at home.
7. “3 Orleans Women.” Mrs. Gilmer, Ruth McEnery Stuart and Grace King
were awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Tulane University, ns., nd.
8. “50th anniversary in the newspaper world….the largest number of
members of Le Petit salon ever to assemble at one time…Mr. Nicholson (Yorke),
son of Eliza Nicholson who hired Dix at the Picayune, read a letter to
Dorothy Dix concerning his ‘dark, dim and distant past’.” He refers to
Dix as ‘Little Sis’and talks about her buying him his first pair of
pants and getting him out of his dresses, and having his hair cut. An
article with photo of Dix showed receiving a gift from Mrs. Arthur Nolte
in behalf of members of Le Petit Salon of which Mrs. Gilmer is
president. The Times-Picayune, Thursday, May 30, 1946.
9. “DOROTHY DIX HONORED.” The Times Picayune, May 30, 1948.
10. “Guild Presents $50 Gift to Mrs. Gilmer….of the charity Hospital
Guild of which she is president. Mrs. Gilmer turned the money over to
Sister Stanislaus for the needy ‘who daily cross her path’.” [Times
Picayune] April 7, 1944
“Gilmer, Mrs. E.M. (Dorothy Dix) addressed Interstate Oil Compact
Commission Tells of Bride Who Forgot Husband’s Name.” [Times Picayune]
April 4, 1944.
12. “Dear Miss Dix – This Is My Problem…In recognition of her tonic
qualities, the Medical Women’s National Association made her an honorary
member.” Reader’s Digest, February 1945 pp. 39-42.
13. Medical Women’s National Association, Inc. Original document of its
officers etc., and a hand written note to Mrs.Gilmer announcing her as
an honorary member of the association. Message written by L. Rosa H.
Gantt, President of M.W.N.A. Event held at the Charles Hotel in New
Orleans on May 8, 1932.
14. ”Women World War Veterans Elected Dorothy Dix Honorary Member at
their Annual Luncheon of the American Legion Convention, Monday,
September 20, 1937 in the Grand Ball Room of the American Women’s Club,
New York City.” Signed by Donally Hooks, National Commander. Original
I5. “Certificate…Presents Mrs. E. M. Gilmer by ascending the Pool of Kaluykuy and descending the Rapids in a canoe on the 5th day of August,
1931 has qualified for membership in the Order of the Adventurous
Swimmers of Pagsanjan and is hereby elected a member…at Manila,
Phlippine Islands.” Signed by President Carlos Po Uoumley. Original
16. “CLUBS TO HONOR SIX.” The New Orleans Federation of Clubs honoring
the following women announced by Mrs. May R. Oppenheimer, president.
Dorothy Dix, Mrs. James Oscar Nixon, Mrs. Charles Buck, Jr., Miss
Florence Diamond, Mrs. Otto Joachim and Miss Violette O’Reilly. New
Orleans Picayune, April 24, 1947.
17. “Women Of Year’ Honored.” Six women honored for great contributions.
New Orleans Picayune, April 29, 1947.
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